Seahawks select wide receiver Paul Richardson at No. 45

Posted May 9, 2014

After trading out of the first round on Thursday night and back in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday, the Seahawks made Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson their first pick.

The Seahawks finally selected a player in the 2014 NFL Draft, taking Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson with a pick they acquired from the Detroit Lions in Friday’s second round.

Seattle moved out of the 40th spot in the deal with the Lions, acquiring the 45th pick overall and also the Lions’ picks in the fourth and seventh rounds on Saturday. The Seahawks acquired the 40th pick on Thursday night by trading the final pick in Thursday night’s first round to the Minnesota Vikings.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Richardson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine. His father, Paul Sr., played wide receiver in the NFL with Philadelphia, Oakland, Green Bay and the New York Jets.

Richardson averaged 41.8 yards on his 20 career touchdown receptions at Colorado. Last season, he caught 79 passes for 1,280 yards and 10 TDs.

The Seahawks also hold the final pick in the second round (No. 64 overall), but do not have a selection in the third round. They traded that to the Vikings last year in the deal to acquire wide receiver Percy Harvin.